Horne, An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures (5 volume set)
Horne, An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures (5 volume set)
Horne, An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures (5 volume set)

Horne, An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures (5 volume set)

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Horne, Thomas Hartwell. An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures (5 volume set). Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1970. ISBN: 9780801040030. [5419]

Five volumes in teal cloth, with dust jackets, 6 x 8 3/4 inches. xxiv., 520; xii., 650; xv., 431; xii., 637; xii., 576 clean and unmarked pp., bindings tight. Ex Bible college library with the standard markups. Good in good dust-jacket. Hardcover.

A facsimile reprint of the Eighth Edition, Corrected and Enlarged, printed in Edinburgh, 1839. This set is four volumes in five books, volume two is two books, part I. and II.

"This five volume set constitutes one of the most comprehensive digests of Biblical knowledge in existence in the English language. It covers with almost unbelievable erudition the entire field of Biblical learning - apologetics, hermeneutics, Biblical history and geography. The set is bound in five separate volumes as follows -

"Volume I contains a Critical Inquiry into 'the Genuineness, Authenticity, Uncorrupted Preservation and Inspiration of the Holy Scriptures.'

"Volume II, Part One, discusses 'Sacred Criticism, including an Historical and Critical Account of the Original Languages of Scripture, etc.'

"Volume II, Part Two, is devoted to the 'Interpretation of the Scriptures.'

"Volume III treats 'Biblical Geography and Antiquities.'

"Volume IV deals with an 'Analysis of Scripture.'" - publisher.

Thomas Hartwell Horne, B. D. (1780-1862), an English Bible scholar of the first rank. Horne was clerk to a barrister and devoted his leisure hours to the study of the Bible. The result of his studies is his 4-volume Introduction to the critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures, a work which “was a marvel of labor and scholarship.” This Introduction is first-rate and should be better known today. On the strength of this work alone he was granted several D. D. degrees from American colleges and the degree of B. D. from St. John’s College, Cambridge.

“In 1824 he found employment in the library of the British Museum as assistant in the department of printed books. In 1833 archbishop Holey appointed him to the rectories of St. Edmund and St. Nicholas, London, which positions he held until his death…Horne was for some years actively engaged in the work of Methodism, numbering among his friends Dr. Adam Clarke and Dr. Bunting…he always maintained a hearty interest in the Church of his early choice, and preserved to the end of his life that simple and earnest godliness which Methodism had taught him to cultivate in his youthful days.” – M’Clintock & Strong.